Book by Terrence McNally
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty

Man Of No Importance  

Date : Feb 11 – March 6, 2005

Directed by – Doug Miller
Music Direction -Ricky Pope
Choreography – Paula Morelan
Set Design – Wade Gampa
Lighting Design – Julie Simmons
Costume Design – Suzi Shankle and Bill Bullard
Sound Design – Virgil Justice

Cast : Chamblee Ferguson**, Pamela Peadon**, Rick Prada, Emerson Collins, Arianna Movassagh, Lynn Ambrose, Philip Bentham, Patty Breckenridge, John Coffman, Coy Covington, John Reba, Ryan Roach, John Venable, Jane Willingham, and Lucia Welch.

** Member of Actors Equity Association


Christmas in Our Hearts: Holidazzle Act II Benefit CD | Alexandra Bonifield

I can out-Scrooge just about anyone with bah humbug cynicism as THAT end-of-year season, replete with commercial hype, gluttony and conspicuous consumption, draws near. But today I stepped through a portal ringed with holly sprigs, mistletoe and pine bough I haven’t walked through in a long, long time. I’ve been resting on the sofa, listening to an advance copy of Holidazzle Act II by DFW Actors Give Back, asked to review it. I find myself utterly charmed right out of my usual jaded, pre-Christmas blues. It’s a real winner, start to finish, a love song from regional actors to the community. Polished production values and harmonies abound. It’s fun and classic and hip and bluesy and traditional and jazzy and naughty and introspective and full of wonder and wacky and reverent and irreverent…with a sexy Santa voice, too!



Make a Joyful Noise

by G. Alan Smith 
Text Author : Lucia Welch

Series : Choral 
Number of Pages : 8 
Bible Reference : Psalm 100
Liturgical & Seasonal : Easter 4 COT 11 A 
Topical : JoyPraiseThanksgiving, Festive

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WaterTower Theatre Media Alert:


WaterTower Theatre will extend its run of The Diary of Anne Frank by one performance.  An additional show has been added Sunday, January 29th at 7 pm. 


Tickets for this performance are $20 per person (no discounts, coupons or special offers allowed) and are now on sale at WaterTower Theatre’s  box office at 972-450-6232 or online at


The Diary of Anne Frank opened January 6th at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The cast includes Molly Franco as Anne Frank, Stan Graner as Otto Frank,Emily Scott Banks as Edith Frank, Jessica Renee Russell as Margot Frank, Travis Tope as Peter Van Daan, Lucia Welch as Mrs. Van Daan, Paul T. Taylor as Mr. Van Daan, Ted Wold as Mr. Dussell, Dana Schultes as Miep Gies, Andrew J.  Kasten as Mr. Kraler, Arvin Combs as the Nazi Officer, andJacob Aaron Cullum and Wes Cantrell as Nazi Soldiers.


The creative team for The Diary of Anne Frank is led by Director Terry Martin.  Clare DeVries is the Set Designer, Michael A. Robinson is Costume Designer, Susan White is Lighting Designer, Scott Guenther is Sound Designer, and Heidi Shen is the Stage Manager.


Anne Frank is undoubtedly an icon of the Holocaust; her diary has been published in many languages, and millions of people are familiar with her story.  In this powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, the young Anne Frank emerges from history as a living, lyrical, intensely gifted girl who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit and determination. This impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence. Each day for two dark years, Anne Frank’s voice shines through: “When I write I shake off all my cares. But I want to achieve more than that. I want to be useful and bring enjoyment to all people, even those I’ve never met. I want to go on living even after my death!”


The Diary of Anne Frank is generously underwritten, in part, by the Addison Business Association in honor of Robert Mayer, Jr., Atmos Energy, The Dallas Foundation, the 500 Inc.,  Robert Mayer, Jr., Women of WaterTower Theatre. 


The Dallas Holocaust Museum Center for Education and Tolerance is the community partner for this production.





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WaterTower Theatre

15650 Addison Road

Addison, Texas 75001

Office:  972.450-6227

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WaterTower impresses with ‘Anne Frank’

By Chase Wade

By Chase Wade

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Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012

Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012 23:01

  • Addison’s WaterTower Theatre isn’t particularly known for its hard-hitting, heavy subject plays.

    The always-consistent playhouse leans toward the lighter side of plays and shows for the bulk of its season.

    However, in their new show, “The Diary of Anne Frank,” WaterTower Theatre tackles the classic holocaust story of a young girl’s tale of hiding in the attic of her father’s shop, hoping to avoid the Nazi regime.

    Directed by Terri Martin, WaterTower’s retelling of one of the world’s most well known stories is an honest and accurate staged play that has moments touching both sides of the emotional spectrum.

    Playing the title character is Molly Franco.

    Franco’s portrayal of Anne is much giddier than one would think.

    Franco easily captures the spirit of a young care free child and uses it to propel her role on stage.

    However, Frano has to be careful not to seem too kid like.

    At times, Franco’s Anne seems a tad too childish but when the actress needs to be serious, Franco bears down and delivers.

    With a wide grin and hurricane-like gestures, Franco prances her way around stage capturing the audience’s heart with every light step.

    While Franco may be the star, a number of her supporting cast members shine as well.

    Travis Tope delivers a solid performance playing Peter Van Daan, Anne’s romantic interest that develops while in the attic.

    For someone so young, Tope shows maturity and refinement in his line delivery and timing.

    Tope, a recent graduate of Plano West High School, possesses the acting abilities that people ten years his elder don’t have.

    Another standout comes through Tope’s one stage mom, Mrs. Van Daan, played by Lucia A. Welch.

    Welch does a fine job playing the attic’s most pampered tenant.

    She’s funny when she needs to be, but can be serious in a snap.

    Martin’s direction is precise with this play as he blends the use of light, sound and stage to make a show about a diary feel as personal as a diary should be.

    Particularly good moments come when the stage goes black and a lone spotlight is shone on Franco as she delivers sometimes-chilling readings of Anne’s diary.

    Credit is due to the stage designer, Clare Floyd Devries, who constructed an open, yet somehow intimate, stage that works seamlessly as the family’s hideaway.

    In one of the most abrupt change in emotion that this critic has ever seen, the play concludes with the family’s eventual capture.

    Stan Graner, who plays Anne’s father Otto Frank, delivers a mournal monologue commemorating the ones he lost to the hand of the Nazis.This is perhaps the play’s most chilling moment.

    As a whole, WaterTower’s “Anne Frank” is a solid staged play that ultimately plays tribute to the human spirit and the good and evil it can be capable of.

    With a solid cast, great direction and an interesting stage, “The Diary of Anne Frank” is the perfect piece for WaterTower to ring in the New Year.

    “The Diary of Anne Frank” runs until Jan. 29 at the WaterTower Theater in Addison, Texas. 

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